UGA will try its luck with another Florida running back on Tuesday evening.
A.J. Turman, a 6-foot, 200-pounder from Orlando’s Boone High School, will announce between UGA, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State and Miami shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
If Turman picks UGA – and the signs are good – then he would be only RB commit for the Bulldogs’ 2013 recruiting class. UGA had a yearlong commitment from Florida’s No. 1 running back, 5-star Derrick Henry, who later backed off his pledge and then revealed his intentions to sign with rival Alabama.
How good is Turman? Here are his rankings:
How good are UGA’s chances of landing Turman? Very good. Turman decided to make his college choice after returning from a four-day unofficial visit to UGA for the Ole Miss game, according to the Orlando Sentinel. He has not taken any official visits, and said he’s not sure if he will take any.
“I feel very strongly that coming off a visit to Georgia, where he stayed for four days with his parents, and then being ready to make his decision shortly after that — I like Georgia’s chances,” DawgNation’s Kipp Adams said.
“I think Florida State is focused on Alex Collins. I think the coaching situations at Auburn and Tennessee would favor Georgia as well. I think Georgia gets their first running back on Tuesday. And then they can focus on Alvin Kamara, a guy that can play running back and slot in college.”
UGA will likely sign two running backs in this class, with Kamara of Norcross High School being the other primary target. If Kamara (who has Alabama and UGA as co-leaders) goes elsewhere, the Bulldogs may let WR commit Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., play some at RB or go after a secondary target.
Back to Turman: As a senior at Boone, he rushed for 1,245 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Derrick Henry visited Alabama for its heartbreaking loss to Texax A&M and hung out most of the time with UGA’s top OL target, Laremy Tunsil of Lake City, Fla., per 247sports. Henry has made it a priority to convince Tunsil to go with him to Alabama.
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